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Skype Contacts on/offline notifications. Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Hello,

 

I have recently updated to Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and ever since I don't get the notifications on my screen anymore if contacts go online or offline. I do hear the message, but it doesn't pop up on my screen. If a person sends me a message I do get it on my screen.

Please help me out if you know how to fix, 

 

Sincerely,

Colin.

ColinowG
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Hello, 
I dont know how, but I fixed it, I almost did the same as rwakeford told me to do but didnt activate voice thingy, but BELOW that option is the option saying visual screen notifications or something, check that and after awhile it gets fixed =D

Just to see now if it keeps working, I'll keep you updated. :happy:

 

Colin.

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ColinowG
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Re: Skype Contacts on/offline notifications. Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Hi Colin

 

I have the exact same issue ... can't find a solution (the only thing I found was your thread).

Also I won't get any visual notifications, only the sounds.

 

To me it happened after the latest Skype update. Both Skype and ML are the latest versions and I even deinstalled Skype and set up everything new ... was of no use. 

 

It is rather annoying, I keep missing contacts because I don't constantly double-check if they are online or if the sound that I just heard was because somebody joined or left. 

 

Hope my answer at least draws more attention to the thread so that some smart person might stumble across it and be able to help!

 

Julia

waugse
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Go to the menu bar. Skype\Preferences\Notifications and then click on Details. Select in Event, "Contact becomes available" and then, at the bottom, select Speak text which will tell you who has just come on line. In the overview section I've not selected visual notifications in the "Overview" tab but try that as well and you should get extra information.

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Re: Skype Contacts on/offline notifications. Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Hello, 
I dont know how, but I fixed it, I almost did the same as rwakeford told me to do but didnt activate voice thingy, but BELOW that option is the option saying visual screen notifications or something, check that and after awhile it gets fixed =D

Just to see now if it keeps working, I'll keep you updated. :happy:

 

Colin.

ColinowG
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I tried the option above and it still hasn't fixed the issue.
BradyAbrams
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[ Edited ]

Awesome idea, thanks Colin! 

I ticked the box, however still no notifications for me ... :sad:

 

 

EDIT: silly me should have restarted skype after the changes... 

now it is working perfectly fine!!! :happy:

waugse
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Brady try restarting Skype.
Glad it worked for u as well, waugse.
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ColinowG
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Hello,

 

after one week it still works perfectly fine, very happy I found the solution.

 

Peace.

ColinowG
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Hi there!
I've tried to do this as well, but it doesn't seem to be working for me. Is there anything else I can do? :sad:

Thanks!
FreeBird93
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Re: Skype Contacts on/offline notifications. Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Try restarting your Skype and if that doesn't work the computer,

if nothing happens still I honestly don't know :/

 

Colin.

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